Multi Skilled Engineer - Services Refrigeration
£36,750 per annum + Shift Allowances + Bonus + Benefits


Pay - £36,750 PA + shift allowances, average 42 Hours per week with an opportunity to earn overtime and annual bonus


Shift pattern - Alternating days Monday to Friday - Week 1: 06.00 - 14.00 / Week 2: 14.00 - 22.00, working 1 in every Saturday 06.00 - 14.00


Come and be a part of apetito - the market leading, award winning, manufacturer of frozen food supplying meals to hospitals, care homes and community services.


We are a Living Wage Employer and offer fantastic rates of pay, with a competitive, employee benefits package.


Engineering staff are key to ensuring the smooth operation of the manufacturing facilities and with the increasing production, there is a need for additional engineering support within the factory operation.


The role is based at Trowbridge across both Meals and Pie Manufacturing sites. The role is of multi skill discipline with a preference to experienced industrial refrigeration and all site services. As such is crucial to the successful running of apetito production.

Day to day activities include:

  • Plant start-up including 5 x spiral freezers across 2 sites
  • Ammonia refrigeration
  • 2 x frigoscandia refrigeration plants, LUS and pumped
  • 1 x two stage pumped liquid hi and low york/fric screw compressor 8 ton NH3
  • Star Plants LPR Systems x 4
  • York Cube, High Speed Cube, Pumped System Cold Store
  • 3 x steam Raising Boilers
  • Domestic hot water system
  • Air supply
  • Air handling equipment
  • Various commercial refrigeration plants
  • Effluent process system
  • Factory wide sprinkler system
  • Legionella control

In addition to the above, you will receive a comprehensive training program, 25 days holiday entitlement, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, the ability to buy additional annual leave, retail discounts, free car parking, subsidised lunch and much more!


  • Making sure that all Spiral Freezers and Refrigeration Plants are ready and available to start up production lines on time.
  • Carry out lubrication and maintenance schedules.
  • Schedules as per O&M recommendations.
  • Carry out daily checks of all plant room, roof void equipment for all site services.
  • Ammonia refrigeration, air, steam, water, hygiene and electrical supply/controls.
  • The above maintenance routines to be carried out on time to PPM schedule.
  • Contribute to continuous PPM development.
  • Identify shortfalls in spares holding.
  • Drive forward energy reduction with regard to all Utilities.
  • Liaise with internal departments to ensure windows for taking the plants down is agreed before hand.
  • Supervise external contractors and visitors.
  • Active involvement in department cost reduction initiatives.



  • Ammonia competent experience.
  • Experience in Industrial Refrigeration maintenance.
  • Electrically competent to be able to fault find.
  • Ability to read electrical drawings including 3 phase.
  • Steam, Compressed air and Building Services.
  • Water Hygiene and Evaporative Cooling Tower experience.
  • Health & Safety  experience.
  • GCSE or equivalent level Maths and English.
  • Basic refrigeration qualification.
  • Ammonia handling.
  • Multi skilled across all engineering disciplines.
  • Good communicator at all levels.
  • Organised, excellent time management skills.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Resourceful and uses own initiatives.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and independently.
  • High standard of work.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and motivated


  • 17th Edition IEF.
  • Plant and Spiral experience.
  • Star refrigeration experience.
  • Previous food manufacturing background
  • National Certificate in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning.
  • National Certificate in Electrical Engineering.
  • National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.


  • Location

    Wiltshire-Trowbridge, UK

  • Contract

    Permanent (Full-Time)

  • Closing date

    25th March 2019

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